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A national museum devoted to the work of French painter Henri Matisse, Musee Matisse holds one of the world's largest collections of his works, with 68 paintings and gouache cutouts, 236 drawings, 218 prints, 57 sculptures, 14 illustrated books, 95 photographs, and 187 objects that belonged to the painter. These are displayed alongside serigraphs, tapestries, ceramics, stained glass, and various documents. The museum also hosts temporary exhibitions, lecture series, and screenings of art films. Arrange your visit to Musee Matisse and discover more family-friendly attractions in Nice using our Nice trip planner .
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Musee Matisse Reviews
3 floors of Matisse, from his beginning to 1954 when he died. It was interesting BUT when you buy the ticket you have 24 hours to visit up to 13-14 other places. Some of them open at 9 and some at 10,... more »
Nous nous faisions une fête de visiter l'exposition Matisse/Picasso vendue à grand bruit . Quelle déception! Peu d'oeuvres, des photos, nous payons pour la guide ( 16euros) que nous attendonc une heur... more »We were a party to visit the Matisse/Picasso exhibition sold to loud noise. What a disappointment! Few works, photos, we pay for the guide (16euros) we attendonc an hour to return to the home hear us from one who sold us the 3 places: "she's wedding today"!). It is a museum that I wanted to do for a long time, what a pity. Sad expo... we were fooled :(
Not exactly a free flow museum. Lots of rooms and stairs. Great content and don’t miss the video. It’s a short loop but worth seeing the artist at work. The Regina is next door and he would winter there. That’s an impressive building itself.
Dont even waste your money going there. The museum is dirty, not taken care of. The exhibition is so unimpressive. Please save your time and money, trust me, you will be better off. I am really sad you cannot put a negative vote, my take would be -5 stars as this is absolutely ridiculous. Another way of wasting taxpayer money. In summary, staff is rude, place is dirty and above all uninteresting material. An absolute joke! To be noted, I am used to Matisse works and really like the artist.
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